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									                                                            DATE REVISED
                                                            June 1, 2011
JOB TITLE                                                   JOB CODE
Perfusionist III                                            2803
FLSA STATUS                                                 UNIT/DEPARTMENT
Exempt                                                      Medical School / Pediatrics
REPORTS TO:                                                 SUPERVISES:
Director

POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for the operation of the heart-lung machine during surgery and the operation of special
mechanical devises to assist in the conversion of blood and blood products during surgery.

POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Monitors the altered circulatory process closely, taking appropriate action when abnormal situations arise
    and keeps both the surgeon and anesthesiologist fully informed.
2. Provides extended, long-term support of the patient’s circulation outside the operating room
    environment.
3. Ensures the sterility and integrity of packaging of disposable equipment used as well as the correct setup
    and breakdown of all equipment disposable and non-disposable, sterile and non-sterile.
4. Provides adequate and proper perfusion to the patient during surgery.
5. Maintains and regulates the blood temperature to the patient during surgery.
6. Monitors and checks blood gasses during surgery.
7. Provides complete myocardial protection required during surgery; including providing blood or Crystalloid
    Cardioplegia delivery at proper temperature and proper pressure, whether antegrade or retrograde.
    Delivery.
8. Records all relevant perfusion information during surgery and maintains the records after surgery.
9. Provides and operates cardiac-assist devices in the weaning and termination phases of surgery.
10. Provides set-up, priming, and initiation of Extra Cororela Membrane Oxygenation as well as troubleshoot
    ECMO circuit problems.
11. Performs equity quality controls for control/preventive maintenance, related documentation and reporting
    to Hermann Hospital.
12. Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
13. May assist the Director with training staff.
14. May assist the Director with research activities.
15. Other duties as assigned

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS:
Perfusionist Certification

MINIMUM EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE:
Five years of perfusionist experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds
constantly to move objects.

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of
Texas Education Code § 51.215

								
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